SnapMD: Launching Next-Generation Telehealth Care Programs '

SnapMD: Launching Next-Generation Telehealth Care Programs

Dave Skibinski, Co-Founder, President  & CEO , SnapMDDave Skibinski, Co-Founder, President & CEO , SnapMD
In today’s competitive healthcare industry, telemedicine is not a luxury, but a necessity. The challenges within the system have been all too real for decades. The good news is that the industry has finally begun to deploy the technologies that can drive the efficiencies, extend care and advance operational changes that are sorely needed. Offering providers one key element of the greater solution in the perpetual quest to improve the healthcare system is Los Angeles, CA based software company, SnapMD.

SnapMD’s white-label Virtual Care Management (VCM) telemedicine platform features the provider’s branding and their own clinicians. This innovative solution serves as the foundation for a successful telehealth program, deploying a ‘virtual clinic’ that can mimic the traditional in-office workflow, allowing providers and their staff to continue their focus on patient wellness, without getting bogged down in the supporting technology.

SnapMD’s VCM platform can sup¬port a wide variety of telehealth services while maintaining compliance with government regulations. “Our customers can meet J-code requirements, as well as audit requirements from Medicare and other peers,” says Dave Skibinski, Co-Founder, President & CEO, Snap¬MD. The cloud framework of the VCM platform strictly adheres to HIPAA and HITECH regulations and security requirements, with data-centers that have geographical redundancy backup, advanced cooling designs, bulletproof mantraps used for entry authentication, as well as redundant isolated path power architecture delivering 2N power directly from the power company to the racks. The software itself features database level and end-to-end video and audio encryption.

The use of today’s telemedicine technologies allows for the management of huge volumes of digital patient data generated through disparate means, making it available to necessary parties and yielding seamless data integration.

George Tierney, Co-Founder, COO &  SVP of Product Development, SnapMDGeorge Tierney, Co-Founder, COO & SVP of Product Development, SnapMD
"We focus on integration with external data warehouses, Emergency Medical Responses (EMRs), Electronic Health Records (EHRs), and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) at the customer level,” explains George Tierney, COO and SVP of Product Development at SnapMD. “Our API and SDK libraries can be utilized for various data-interoperability needs and are made available to our customers free of charge.”

SnapMD currently has 25 different use-cases operating on their VCM platform. For example, the VCM solution is being used as a chronic care management tool, allowing providers to actively manage adolescents with Type- 1 diabetes within the timeframe that is ideal for monitoring each individual patient’s condition—be it weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis—instead of being driven by how often the patient is able to attend an in-office consultation. In another business model, Tierney notes, “Using our VCM platform, our clients have deployed clinics in rural areas, allowing patients to visit a small local retail pharmacy and participate in a virtual consultation with a clinician located at a remote site and pickup their prescription at the same site before they leave.”

The premise for advanced telemedicine systems like SnapMD’s platform as a critical component of the overall solution to improving access and delivery methods of care is not only being acknowledged by the healthcare community at-large, but is also being accepted as a necessity of the overall healthcare IT ecosystem. Skibinski attributes SnapMD’s success to their emphasis on user experience, necessary workflows, and the tools and data-analytics that surround the video and audio communication. “We’ve been developing our product from day-one with an eye beyond the basic video/audio/text visit. SnapMD has been, and continues to build a virtual medical center, not just a basic video telemedicine/conferencing tool,” says Skibinski.

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SnapMD Partners with Carefluence to Deliver Enterprise-Level Virtual Care Management Telemedicine Platform

LOS ANGELES - SnapMD, an award-winning full-service enterprise telehealth technology innovator and solutions provider, today announced that the company has partnered with Carefluence, a plug-and-play platform for healthcare interoperability and certified open API, to deliver its enterprise-level Virtual Care Management(VCM) telemedicine platform to the healthcare market. Through the strategic partnership, the VCM is now integrated with electronic health records (EHR) software ModuleMD, a process-driven solution developed with workflow distribution methods that enhance usability and overall efficiency of digital documentation.

Carefluence now offers SnapMD's VCM telemedicine software as a comprehensive clinical care solution to virtually connect providers to patients and their existing EHRs. With the ability to access ModuleMD's EHR data from within the telemedicine platform, or conveniently access the telemedicine platform from within the EHR, Carefluence APIs facilitate connectivity and data exchange that allows for complete clinical pathways and establishes a certified system of record.

"We are thrilled to partner with SnapMD to provide our customers with access to an award-winning virtual care platform that enables a complete, turnkey virtual medical center," Lloyd Williams, COO at Carefluence. "Applications developed and integrated with the Carefluence platform enable healthcare communities to share secure data in a meaningful context for efficient community-based care processes. Through this FHIR®-based integration with SnapMD, medical practices can now see patients via telemedicine as a part of a clinic's daily workflow with access to scheduling, EMR charting, and billing."

The VCM telehealth platform provides all of the features and functions needed to practice any form of medicine suitable for virtual care. Designed with a 360° suite of services, the platform's single, intuitive interface enables more efficient interaction between healthcare providers and patients with advanced scheduling capabilities, rules-based workflows and single sign-on capabilities – simplifying and empowering the provider and administrator digital workflow experience.

"SnapMD and Carefluence's partnership helps to remove the barriers of technology differences that hinder collaboration and to virtually connect the care continuum," said Dave Skibinski, president and CEO of SnapMD. "Our telemedicine software will now provide Carefluence customers with a true point-of-care solution for virtual care interactions."

Carefluence leads the way in interoperability technology and thinking through early adoption of FHIR and brought their expertise in healthcare technology platforms and interoperability APIs together to build and service ecosystems of connected care. The company became the first platform in the country to be certified by the ONC for its Open API framework.